Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response Program (PHEPR)

Preparing for, responding to, and assisting in the recovery of natural and human-caused public health incidents and threats.

Program Overview

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response program at Spokane Regional Health District works with other public health staff, healthcare providers and community agencies to respond effectively to public health emergencies in and around Spokane County.

It is important to understand the threat and hazards to our community in order to be prepared and recover quickly if a public health event strikes Spokane County and surrounding areas.

The program is funded through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and managed by Washington State Department of Health.

Keys To Winter Preparedness

Prepare Your Home:

Winter is coming. As the coldness looms it is important to prepare residences for potential damage. This checklist of inspections and maintenance tasks will help you stay warm and safe this winter. 

Prepare Your Car:

When temperatures start dropping it is time to winterize your vehicle. Preparing well in advance of harsh conditions is the best way to avoid problems.

Be Informed:

ALERT Spokane is Spokane County's public alert and warning message system. Register to stay updated and informed of hazards and emergencies as they happen. 

For more information on small steps you can take to be prepared, visit

Do 1 Thing

Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy to prepare for emergencies or disasters.

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